Government comes under fire for lack of meaningful effort

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Australia is being criticized over its efforts to tackle climate change. The UN Former Secretary General called Australia a climate change “free rider”, citing its low carbon reduction targets in comparison to the rest of the world. This, as a new Australian study suggests climate change is behind some types of extreme weather. CCTV’s Greg Navarro filed this report from Sydney.

Government comes under fire for lack of meaningful effort

Government comes under fire for lack of meaningful effort

Australia is being criticized over its efforts to tackle climate change. The UN Former Secretary General called Australia a climate change "free rider", citing its low carbon reduction targets in comparison to the rest of the world. This, as a new Australian study suggests climate change is behind some types of extreme weather. CCTV's Greg Navarro filed this report from Sydney.

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  • Australia’s Climate Council was originally formed by the government in 2011 with a very specific mission.
  • That government funded commission came to an end just two years later when Australia’s current government took office.
  • An Australian study released this week found the warming planet is retaining more water – and creating more frequent flash flooding.
  • The Climate Council now operates as a non-profit.